By Kanchele Kanchele
Ndola Central PF Member of Parliament Emmanuel Mulenga has come under fire from residents of his constituency who have described him as an absent MP.
Several callers who called during a community watch show on SUN FM radio, a program where citizens express their concerns on issues affecting them in communities, accused their MP of being an absent MP, thereby being oblivious to their challenges.
The callers without fear expressed their displeasure with the MP saying since being elected Mulenga has only visited their areas for public relations purposes.
The callers from the townships of Twapia and Chipulukusu expressed concern that their interests were either being misrepresented or not represented at all because the person elected has not been consulting them.
“My Name is Joe calling from Chipulukusu, my concern is the absence of our MP. Ba Mulenga baliluba (he has disappeared). There is nothing here that he has done. No water, poor sanitation and our MP can’t even speak for us. He absent. People in Ndola 2021 vote wisely.”
Another caller said Mr Mulenga has disappeared and neglected the people that voted for him.
“We don’t have an MP here in Ndola Central. Ba Mulenga tapali ifyo baleshita. This time parliament is not seating, the MP should be in his constituency, but where is he?” the caller asked.
Mr Mulenga after been elected as Member of Parliament promised to transform Ndola central by pledging to use his personal money.
At one meeting after the elections, Mr Mulenga even promised to use K500, 000 personal money to build a secondary school in Chipulukusu.
Mr Mulenga also promised the marketers at Njanji market in Twapia that he will build them a market shettler, which he has failed to do two years after the promise was made.
Efforts to get Mr Mulenga failed as his phones went unanswered.